Today marks the publishing of my second guest post ever; an interview for the lovely Zoe over at Give an Earthly. She’s been running a fab series, entitled “How To Be a Super Woman”, and kindly asked me to participate.
I have to say that I was gobsmacked that anybody would consider me anything close to a Super Woman. I often feel like I’m at the bottom of the metaphorical Super Woman ladder, gazing longingly up to the top at the congregation of wonderful, inspiring, successful women I admire whilst they peer down sympathetically, watching my poor, unorganised attempts at scrabbling up the rungs. So to be asked is a serious ego-boost. The title is very tongue in cheek, of course, but when I read through some of the other contributions to the series, I was amazed that I could possibly ever have been asked to be a part of it.
When I was writing the post, I was torn between thoroughly enjoying the process and feeling really silly, like by taking part I was somehow blowing my own trumpet undeservedly. Then, at one of the final questions asking for what I thought were the key ingredients for success, it suddenly hit me that maybe I did deserve to be there. Why? Because all mothers are Super Women. That’s right. Each and every single one of us, whether our children grew in our bellies or in the belly of another. Our whole lives are dedicated to our children. We are on call 24/7. We break our backs day in day out for our families, whether we stay at home, or work outside of the home, or have our own businesses. The needs of our families are the absolute highest priority, and although our vocation is hard at times, we do it with a smile on our faces because we love our babies more than life itself.
So here’s to all of the Super Women out there who aren’t publicly recognised as such. Here’s to all of the mums who have traded a life of looking out for number one for a life of wiping bums, kissing boo-boos, snuggling babies and smushy kisses. Here’s to all of you, regardless of what parenting path you choose. You are all AMAZING!
If you wish to read my post over at Give an Earthly to get to know me a little better, you can find it here. In case you needed further persuading, there’s a rather embarrassing image of me as a child over there, too. Sigh.